This is a collection of what I consider to be my best work. Time lapse photography is, in my opinion, one of the more challenging niches of photography. Since it can take a couple hours in some cases to take a single shot, a lot of preparation has to be put into each shot to make sure everything goes as planned. Even after I’m done shooting there’s still a lot of work to do. Each 10-second video clip is made of 300 individual photos that all have to be edited and rendered into finished clip. I’m very proud of all the videos I have to share with you here and I hope you all enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed creating them.
Watch them HD to experience the best quality. Enjoy!
I have had the time of my life exploring the state of Michigan and sharing the stories it has to tell since I got my first camera in 2012 has been the time of my life. Having graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Film with a focus on cinematography, I’ve had a lot of video footage accumulated over the years. This is a culmination of my favorite shots from around the Great Lakes and the many projects I’ve had the privilege to be a part of. Let me show you my world.
Rebirth – a Timelapse of Detroit
Detroit is back. The city that was once called the Paris of the Midwest has been reborn into a beautiful, vibrant, city on the rise. I’m here to show you that Detroit is not a city of crime and ruins, but a diverse city of life, new ideas, and an abundant variety of scenery.
Shooting for this video took place over the course of around 2 years, with countless hours processing. The final product is made up of roughly 5,000 individual photographs, cut down from over 25,000 frames captured over the last two years.
Gathering footage for this video showed me some of the incredible things that can be found in Detroit if you’re willing to be patient and seek them out. From the views on top of the Penobscot Building, to the quiet serenity of Belle Isle and everything in between, I am proud to call Detroit my home.
The Forest – a Tribute to Michigan’s Wilderness
30,000 frames. Thousands of miles. One year of shooting. One incredible state.
I shot this time lapse video from some of Michigan’s greatest treasures to show the world what our state is truly like and to share what can be found while exploring true wilderness. Locations that were filmed include the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Porcupine Mountains State Park, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Many early mornings, late nights, and hours behind the computer made this possible. I hope you have as much fun watching this video as I did making it.
Isle Royale National Park
I shot this short time lapse over the course of 8 days on Isle Royale National Park. Over that time I covered over 45 miles and took more than 1,500 photos. This was the first major time lapse project I have produced and it is something I’m very proud of. Carrying 60 pounds of equipment, food, and photography gear was a great challenge during the trip, but the people I met and the landscapes I experienced were incredible. I will never forget this experience.
A Night in Detroit
On Saturday December 19, I got the opportunity to explore downtown Detroit with some of southeast Michigan’s finest photographers. We started at Milliken State Park and walked around the city, stopping at places like Hart Plaza, Campus Martius, and several very cool parking garages in between. This entire video and all time lapses in it were shot in less than 5 hours.
If you are interested in purchasing stock footage of my timelapses and videos, please check out my online store on VideoBlocks. All timelapses are in 4K Ultra HD for the best quality in current video standards. All standard video clips are in 1080p Full HD.